The General Contents of the British Museum

The General Contents of the British Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1762 edition. Excerpt: ...for cooling them in hotter Climates., but this is not certain, many imagining they were defigned for-other Ufes.;;Y-i /: ./, .ii: 'A fr-: -MtenqfiMS, bright glittering Stands, with a Mixture of Sulphur, or Arienic, vv.-M. i to to which they owe their Luftre. Some Account is given of them Page 79. The Indians'6? south America give it the Rank of a precious Stone, and wear it in Ornaments about their Perfons. Here are fbme Drops and Rings made of it. Some 'Pieces of Coral finely cut in various Shapes. In this Table is a great deal of Amber manufactured, particularly, a fine Cabinet & l/curious Crab., fome Bel!st Beetles, 'Handle's' for Inftrutnents, &c, and fome 'Pieces' hf Amber, in the Subftance of 'which Infers are inclofed., We muft next take Notice of a Peftle, Mortar, and Plate of Egyptian Porphhj r. 1 fc! is to be remarked, that this is th- 3Hardeff: Stone of the opake Kind that' 'has yet been found.: nJiPfhall: conclude my Obfervations on the Contents of this Table, by informing the Reader, that there are a Variety i(c)f Utenfifc of Agatr Jafptr, dec, foeh as Spoons, Necklaces, Pendants, Rings, O F 2 Boxes, Boxes, Buttons, &c. Thefe Matters are in very great Efteem and Ufe among the Turks, Arabians, Greeks, Perjtans, Circaffians, and others, Inhabitants of the Eaftern Parts of the World. We find nothing more to mention in this Room, except the Collection of Guftavus Brander. Efqi (one of the Truftees of the Britifh Mufeum) which he has generoufly given to the Public. It is very curious, but confifts chiefly of fuch Specimens as are likewife to be feen in the Sloanian Collection: 1 Avail, therefore, not enlarge much on the Particulars.-.. In the Cabinet between the Windows are a great Variety of Incruftationsshow more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505441
  • 9781236505446